Unanswered: Access 2003 Runtime Client Download
After hunting for longer than I care to admit looking for the Access XP runtime environment (RTE), I have found a *free* download of the Access 2003 RTE.
It *appears* to work with any previous version of Access (tested XP and minimally '97), where the 2007 RTE fails catastrophically.
You will however need to go to *Microsoft* Update (not Windows Update) to get the latest service pack to get it to work, otherwise you'll get a "lost/broken reference" (OWC10.DLL Ver 1.*) error which will prevent the FE from opening.
The link to the download is: Access Runtime 2003 : MAC-NET Secures IT
I saw nothing mentioned about licensing on the page and MS's Genuine Advantage did not throw a fit, so I'm going under the assumption that this is a legit/legal download.
Good, fast, cheap...Pick 2.